A traditionally checked shooting shirt will never look out of place in the field
The best Tattersall shirts are design classics for shooting and a garment that no countryman or woman should be without. (For our list of the best shooting shirts see here.)
Tattersall is basically a check or plaid pattern woven into cloth. There are are numerous patterns, as you’ll see in our line up of the best Tattersall shirts we’ve listed below. The description “Tattersall” was first used in the early 1700s and the term is drawn from Tattersall market’s horse blankets.
We asked Oliver Pope of the Wrackleford Estate his opinion of Tattersall shirts. He said: “A reinforced collar and cuffs are essential as the shirts do need to be quite hardwearing for constant heavy use and to look smart. I also wear them with a personal connection tie (something from my past or a connection with someone who is there). ”
The best Tattersall shirts
Best for repelling odours
+ Anti-microbial finish
+ Three colours available
Musto has gained a popular following amongst shooters looking for value and quality and this shirt fills the brief. Made from a 100% cotton twill it will take you from the field to the pub effortlessly and is machine washable at 40°C.
Best for value
+ Pure brushed cotton
+ Seven colourways available
– On sale so stock likely to be limited
Beautifully made in a classic country design, these shirts feature a two-piece collar and a split back yoke for a smooth fit. We think they are an absolute bargain at this price, but you’ll have to hurry because stocks are going to be limited.
Best for traditionalists
+ 3 colour options
+ Wicks away moisture
+ 100% Long Staple Cotton
This is a more contemporary version of the Hoggs Pure Cotton Tattersall Shirt. It’s easily washed at 40 degrees after a day in the field, has a single yoke design and classic collar shape. At this price you could probably afford to buy two or even three.
Best for low price
+ Easy care 65% polyester, 35% cotton
+ Regular fit
If you’re looking for a complete bargain then this Tattersall check shirt has to be it. At this price you can’t really go wrong. In sizes small to XXL in a brown/green colour which is ideal if you’re out in the field.
Best for warmer weather
+ 100% cotton twill
+ Available in selection of checks
This shirt from Beretta is available in a classic mustard check but if you fancy something a little different you could opt for a yellow/green and amber shade, which would still look good in the field. The fabric has been given a high wicking treatment so you will stay cool and dry even during energetic pursuits.
Best for collar sizes
+ Style and comfort
+ Buttons or cuff links
Another well-respected name in the field, this shirt by Schöffel offers the looks and feel you’d expect. The collar and cuffs have a smart tonal lining and the shirt is easily washed in a machine at the end of the day. Made from 100% cotton it will look good with a jacket and tie too. Four different colourways are available and collar sizes from 15″ to 19.5″.
Best for fit
+ Machine washable
+ Seven colourways
Female shooters will find that a shirt cut for women will fit and flatter much more than wearing a man’s shirt. This one is a classic, in the traditional Tattersall check. It’s made from 97% cotton with 3% elastane which allows for extra stretch and comfort. The shirt fits beautifully under a gilet or jacket or holds its own alone, perhaps with a silk scarf tucked in at the neckline.
+ Classic design
+ Three colourways available
Lightweight and breathable, the Robbie shirt has the classic check design. It’s equally at home for a day in the office or walking along the hedgerows. Made from comfortable 100% cotton twill, it’s machine washable and has adjustable cuffs, so you can sport a favourite pair of cufflinks if you so wish.
Best for travelling
+ Non-iron cotton
+ Two colourways
The Retrieve shirt is ideal to pack in your bag if you’re away shooting for a weekend or the day. Shake it out on arrival and you won’t have to search for an iron.
And when you need to wash it, just hang it up on a hanger to dry afterwards until you need to wear it.
Best for freedom of movement
+ Minimal ironing
+ Longer length cut
Excellent value for money, these shirts are cut slightly longer which allows greater freedom of movement. Created from 100% cotton which is comfortable to wear with very little ironing necessary.